If an RN is terminated for unjust reasons, they will need a nurse attorney to help them get back to their work. One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case. During the initial time of the incident, the RN was employed in a hospital in Texas and had been in that position for three years.
On or about May 4, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Cleburne, Texas, the RN inappropriately administered Alteplase 58.08mg at the wrong rate, over thirty-five minutes for a patient. Per the manufacturer guidelines, Alteplase is to be administered over 60 minutes.
On the same day, the RN failed to accurately document the NIHSS stroke scale and perform Alteplase calculations while caring for a patient.
On May 24, 2019, the RN failed to connect multiple patients to the cardiac monitor on a regular basis, assess hourly vital signs as required per Emergency Department policy, and perform NIHSS for patients assigned. Additionally, the RN failed to intervene in a timely manner by asking for help in drawing the second set of blood cultures. Instead, she waited two hours after the initial orders were entered before seeking assistance for her assigned patient.
On June 20, 2019, the RN failed to complete NIHSS documentation or document a dysphagia screen per protocol for a patient who was admitted for a possible stroke.
Subsequently, the RN failed to perform a head to toe assessment for a patient whose Glasgow Coma Scale was 12 in the emergency room. Instead, she administered Fentanyl and Ativan via IV for pain. Later, another nurse found and removed five Lidocaine patches on the patient’s back.
Additionally, the RN failed to assess/review the patient’s medication reconciliation, which indicated that the patient was on Lidocaine 5% patches at home. Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and warned to suspend her RN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
To avoid the same thing from happening to you, it is best to consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.